Recovering from COVID-19: Lessons from Past Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
UNDP : 2020
COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific has added to the multitude of risks that the region faces intersecting with natural hazards, conflicts and fragility. More than any previous disaster, the novel coronavirus has exposed underlying risks and vulnerabilities and challenged the traditional notion of risk. As the waves of the pandemic rise and fall, lessons from past disasters and epidemics can offer valuable insights for COVID-19 socio-economic recovery. The study highlights learnings from past disasters and features 10 lessons and good practices from Asia-Pacific.